This week on Beside The Burn we turn back to James asking How Do We Cope WIth Eternity?
The Gospel Coalition have produced a playlist of 100 songs inspired by the book of James, and I intend to share some of those songs each day on the Blog, but you can listen to the full playlist during the next few weeks as we continue our studies in this book. I have benefited greatly from listening to these songs over and over again as I have asked God to speak from His word.
You can stream the playlist on Spotify or on Apple Music right now.
Here is the song for today
- “Orphan Girl,” Ane Brun
Youtube Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq2dO6q3VUIbGS7l8qyXDSrTrU3iXS_-y
I’ll add the songs to this playlist each day.
Let’s Pray For Social Witness
Pray that the numerous staff vacancies within Social Witness (CSW) will be filled, and that the recruitment campaigns may produce suitable applicants. Give thanks for those who have recently started employment in CSW and for the Personnel Department who work tirelessly to recruit.
Following the recent meeting of the G7 hosted by the UK, pray that commitments made by
global leaders in relation to global vaccine rollout and climate change will be implemented and have a positive impact for those countries facing the worst effects of these significant challenges.
The General Council, the most representative body of the General Assembly, meets next week, on 30 June. Please pray for wisdom in decision making as reports are received and necessary preparations are agreed for the forthcoming meeting of the General Assembly in October 2021.
Council for Training in Ministry
Union College Management Committee meets on 28 June. Give thanks for the past academic year, and for how the Lord sustained staff and students through very testing times. Pray that the Lord would give the Committee wisdom, especially as significant repairs are needed to the library ceiling and the heating system.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Strength To Strength
Another hymn from the New Scottish Hymns
What Song Will Be Sung At Your Funeral?
The Song Joni Eareckson Tada Wants Played at Her Funeral
This is a powerful gospel message from Alistair Begg
Many of you will be aware that the first parliament in Northern Ireland met at Union College Belfast. There is an interesting account of this part of our history on the College website
On numerous occasions, Jesus clashed with the religious authorities for healing on the Sabbath. Here at the Pool of Siloam, Jesus and his disciples encountered a blind man:
This may be a little late for Father’s Day but it is an interesting view of some bible stories from the Bible Society. On Father's Day, here are five questions to help you know how biblical* your dad is.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
A Puzzle Just A Bit More Challenging For The Weekend
Play the "Portstewart Friday" puzzle!